Bloomberg Wins USET Foundation Maxine Beard Award
NJMarch 18, 2004 The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation
is proud to announce that Georgina Bloomberg of New York, NY, is
this year's winner of the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider
Award. Bloomberg was awarded this honor because of her competitive
records to date and her promise for the future.
recipient of the Maxine Beard Award, Bloomberg will receive a trip
to the World Cup Final, which will be held in Milan, Italy, April
21-25. There she will get an insiders look at a major international
show jumping competition including the chance to observe operations
in the horse show office, stabling, veterinary inspections and schooling.
A highlight of the experience will be the chance to walk each course
with the riders while receiving instructional comments from respected
coaches such as George H. Morris.
has become a real force on the show jumping circuit. In 2003, she
won the individual Gold Medal in show jumping at the North American
Young Riders Championships in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. In
2002, she came in second in two major events in the Winter Equestrian
Festival in Florida before helping her team win a Gold Medal at
the North American Young Riders Championships in Wadsworth,
now on the Grand Prix circuit, Bloomberg started the 2004 season
with second and fourth place finishes in the $35,000 Jacksonville
International Grand Prix at Green Cove Springs, FL.
has been successful and shown great potential since her junior years.
In 2000 and 2001, she was both Circuit Champion and Reserve Champion
for Large Junior Hunters 16-17 at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Bloomberg was Grand Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse
Show in 2001 with as well as being named Best Child Rider there
and at the National Horse Show. In 2000, Bloomberg was Best Child
Rider and Grand Champion, with Dialog L, at the Devon Horse Show.
Maxine Beard Award was established by friends of the popular trainer
Ronnie Beard in honor of Ronnies mother. It was developed
to assist riders in their quest for equestrian excellence. Observing
international competition is a crucial component in the education
of an equestrian athlete.
recipients of the award are chosen based on their potential to represent
the United States in international competition. A Show Jumping Developing
Rider is defined as a U.S. citizen who has not represented the United
States in Olympic, Pan American or World Championship competition.
Alternates for the Olympic, Pan American and World Equestrian Games,
as well are riders who have competed in the Show Jumping World Cup
Final, are still considered Show Jumping Developing Riders and are
eligible for the award.
The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training,
coaching, travel and educational needs of Americas elite and
developing International High Performance horses and athletes in
partnership with the US Equestrian Federation.